Oct. 24, 2012
This year's sophomore class is made up of four players who are all coming off a freshman year with different experiences. But each is looking forward to a renewed sense of purpose for the upcoming season.
Tehresa Coles is coming off a strong freshman season in which she played in all 29 games, starting in 22. An active defensive player, Coles finished the year with 55 steals. As she prepares for her sophomore season, it hasn't taken long for her to make an impression on new Head Coach Ali Jaques.
"T Coles is definitely one of our most athletic players." said Jaques. "She's really embraced being the top of our match up and some of our defensive schemes. She's really bought into that. I love her athleticism and I love how hard she goes and I love how she sets the tone for everybody else. She has a no-quit attitude and that's a lot of fun to coach."
Coles who averaged 4.6 points, 2.4 assists, and 1.9 rebounds per game is looking forward to building on the valuable experience she gained last season, one in which she showed tremendous growth as the year progressed.
"I think I learned that being confident in your game is a big part of it and you really just have to not second guess yourself. You have to really know and understand that your teammates and your coaches are all behind you to back you up and just really push you and make you the best player you can be. In the end we're all just going to work together for a common goal."
With a season under her belt, Coles talked of what she focused on after last year to improve her game.